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The Scariest Places in America

These asylums, horror film locations and other spooky sites show the creepier side of our country's history

HART ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY

Many New Yorkers don't even know about this 101-acre island, which sits in the Long Island Sound and is part of the Bronx. Once a Nike missile base, the island has been home to prisoners and psychiatric inmates, and as the country's largest cemetery, is currently a mass burial site for the city's unclaimed and unidentified dead. Burials are handled by volunteer inmates from Riker's Island.